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Power and the People The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Citizenship Question: Department of Commerce et al v New York et al

Several states, led by New York, joined in a lawsuit and the U.S. Supreme Court decided against including the controversial citizenship question in late June 2019. Finally, in mid-July 2019, the administration agreed not to include the question and stated they would seek the information from other sources. Still, there are concerns that non-citizens will participate in lower numbers in the Census.